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by Diana Budds last modified Feb 09, 2011

by Diana Budds When it comes to museums, we often hear about their blockbuster exhibitions, the thousands of people who crowd their galleries to see those exhibitions, or the latest architecture firm selected to design their new wings. But how do works come to be on display? Objects in a museum's permanent collection go through a rigorous vetting process that takes many months—and often years—to complete. On January 24th, the Museum of Modern Art announced the accession of 23 digital typefaces into their permanent collection. Kate Carmody—a curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture & Design who worked on the acquisition—answered a few questions about the process, shedding some light on how museums build their collections. "This type of collecting allows us to distinguish great design anywhere we see it," says Carmody, an expert in the history of design and decorative arts. "We are now able to draw attention to the process of graphic design as well as its finished product."




 

 

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by Diana Budds

When it comes to museums, we often hear about their blockbuster exhibitions, the thousands of people who crowd their galleries to see those exhibitions, or the latest architecture firm selected to design their new wings. But how do works come to be on display? Objects in a museum's permanent collection go through a rigorous vetting process that takes many months—and often years—to complete. On January 24th, the Museum of Modern Art announced the accession of 23 digital typefaces into their permanent collection. Kate Carmody—a curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture & Design who worked on the acquisition—answered a few questions about the process, shedding some light on how museums build their collections. "This type of collecting allows us to distinguish great design anywhere we see it," says Carmody, an expert in the history of design and decorative arts. "We are now able to draw attention to the process of graphic design as well as its finished product."

 

 

 
 
 

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